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Profiles of Students, Staff, Teachers

‘Kids want to be seen, heard, and feel valued’

Alex Schukow is the new Wyoming Junior High School principal and Rhonda Varney is the new Wyoming High School assistant principal. SNN gets to know them in this edition of Meet Your Administrators...

Business-minded man meets sweetheart, turns to education

Joe Lienesch and Gerry Verwey are the new principals at Kent Career Tech Center, and at Kent Innovation High and MySchool@Kent, respectively...

Veteran Grand Rapids teacher back in classroom for 50th year

The pandemic almost did her in, but she decided that if she didn’t have to return to virtual in 2021-22, she was coming back...

New role merges remote learning, instructional technology

David Emeott is the new director of remote learning and instructional technology at Kentwood Public Schools. SNN gets to know him in this edition of Meet Your Administrator...

New building heads include a car DJ, a Pizza Hut fan & a magician

There are three new principals in the district this year. SNN gets to know them in this edition of Meet Your Administrators...

A heart for kids, a hand that can break concrete

She is the new assistant principal for Century Park Learning Center and Grand View Elementary. SNN gets to know her in this edition of Meet Your Administrators...

Focused on building the Godwin family culture

Chad Conklin is a familiar face around Godwin Heights, having served the district in a number of capacities...

Senior leads with calm & confidence

He’s involved in soccer, jazz band and Student Council. The future engineer leads his class academically and is a positive influence...

Principal, photographer, choreographer and more

Jennifer Sherman is the new principal at Kelloggsville’s 54th Street Academy. SNN gets to know her in this edition of Meet Your Administrators...

High-quality learning for every student, every day

Dan VanderMeulen is the new director of curriculum for Lowell Area Schools...

‘Whatever it takes’ to support students

Tom Hosford is the new principal at Rockford High School’s 10-12 building...

Former sailing instructor charting new course as assistant principal

The new assistant principal at East Grand Rapids Middle School has a long history in education in Grand Rapids and Holland...

Who says you can’t go home? Not this new AP

Meet Your Administrators: Stephanie Hare and Gina Middaugh...

Post high school, she’s pursuing big dreams in the Big Apple

A year after graduating from high school during the pandemic lockdown, Mariah Barrera is wrapping up her first year at Columbia University in New York City...

‘You can see their minds expanding’

This multi-award-winning physics teacher and robotics coach has made it his mission to keep doors open for students and encourage young women to pursue STEM careers...

Determination is key to getting it done

Sparta’s adult education program thrived during the pandemic. It offered new beginnings to a diverse group of students, including refugees, young parents, older adults, recent drop-outs and students from other districts...
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